The elegant 3rd movement and the energic and whirly 4th movement conclude this journey through Italy as seen through Mendelssohn’s eyes.
The vitality of an Italian piazza and a religious procession: an analysis of the first 2 movements of Mendelssohn’s Symphony n.4
The luscious, passionate melody that sweeps you away; the virtuoso parts interlaced with the orchestra; and the challenges of accompanying a soloist.
Friend of Mozart and teacher of Beethoven; popular to the point the King of England bowed to him; father of the symphony. We’re talking about Joseph Haydn and his last symphony.
Part of the major repertoire for any conductor, the “Prague” symphony is challenging in many ways: tempo, harmony, counterpoint.
Full of surprises and joie de vivre: Beethoven’s 4th symphony’s structure, phrasing, harmony and conducting tips
At first, Romeo and Juliet was not successful either in Russia or in Europe. But a small but powerful group of musicians showed its appreciation for it: Camille Saint-Saëns, in France, and the group of five in Russia. Romeo and Juliet went from a criticized piece to one of the most loved of all times: its love theme, with its passionate melody, has sunk into our own consciousness.
A Latin Rite of Spring, full of mythological dances of the Mayas and the Aztecs and a ritual ending with the killing of a tropical snake: this is Revueltas’ Sensemayá.
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